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The Black Birch


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Deviled Eggs 3 Ways
Mushroom duxelle, tahini & sesame, cherry pepper & chorizo
Marinated Olives
Olive oil & fresh herbs
House Pickles
A daily selection of vegetables or fruit
Chicken Liver Mousse
Concord grape gelee
Duck Rillette
Duck conflt spread
Roasted Bone Marrow
Sea salt & fresh herbs
Warm Pear & Gorgonzola
Sherry walnut vinaigrette & port reduction
Black Birch Caesar
Creamy garlic dressing & fried oysters
Lentil Soup
Crisp pancetta & curry
White Corn Polenta Fries
Parmesan & truffle aioli
Deviled Eggs
3 ways mushroom duxelle. Tahina & sesame, cherry pepper & chorzo
Marinated Olives
Olive oil & fresh herbs
House Pickles
A daily selection or vegetables or fruit
Chicken Liver Mousse
Concord grape gelee. Toasted baguette
Duck Rillette
Duck confit spread w/ toasted baguette
White Corn Polenta Fries
Parmesan & truffle aioli
Poutine & Duck Confit
French fries, fresh curct duck gravy
Lentil Soup
Crisp pancetta & curry
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
On annarosas artisan bread
Hot Turkey Sandwich
Bacon. Cranberry, mayo. And gravy
Set in a one story retired brick post office, The Black Birch has an unassuming exterior. The interior is modern minimalist balanced by reclaimed wood and hand blown glass lighting. Outdoors is a hidden gem of a beer garden.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been hitting the Birch for years - if you don't roll in shortly after they open then you're likely going to be waiting for a bit (20 to 60 minutes). And it's worth every second. The food here is on point, and the specials are...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Thomas O
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We were in the area visiting our favorite butchers and after we decided to stop in for a bite. It was perfect timing. We were hungry, they had food,...great food as a matter of fact. It was right in the switch over from lunch tapas...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank MattR154
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful beer selection. The food is excellent. The owners work there and you can tell how much they love what they do. The menu changes which is nice for us locals.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank squamrose
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

The food was well paired, delicious, perfectly cooked. Drinks were delicious, I rarely have a third but couldn’t resist. The servers attentive, happy & play fun music on vinyl. The ambiance is warm & inviting. Eat here often.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank CrosbyNewEngland
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Read good reviews about this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. I had the deviled eggs as an appetizer, they were delicious. For a main course I had the Pork Chop with Brussels which was cooked perfectly and topped with a cranberry chutney. Everyone at our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank KayHRS
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in York and she wanted to try something different. I thought for sure we would have ended up in Ogunquit or Portsmouth and was surprised to hear she found a spot in Kittery. The downtown was lit up. Easy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank thegenie23
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Black Birch doesn't look like much from the outside (it's in an old Post Office), and at first glance, the menu choices don't always jump out you, but when you get beyond the superficial, the small plates (think: tapas) are always excellent, innovative, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rryan14
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great fusion of cuisines - tantalize your taste buds and help you savor all the herbs and spices. Friendly staff - great drinks. The space is tight - and can be very loud because it fills up so fast so it can be very noisy.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jackie A
Reviewed December 8, 2018

I updated my review and rating of the Black Birch from five years ago -- having lived in the Portsmouth area for six years now, I've acclimated to the high price of eating out. This time, I had a few specialty cocktails, a few appetizers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank NHjo
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Everything was delightfully small and flavorful... the wait! oh, the wait is indeed something to experiece.

Date of visit: December 2017
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The Black Birch Does not take reservations.
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